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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Lyman Trumbull, 15 December 1871

Date: December 15, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03547

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Dec. 15, 1871.

Hon. Lyman Trumbull,

Chairman Judiciary Com.

U.S. Senate.


I have the honor to transmit herewith the copy of a letter addressed to me by the Secretary of War, and one of the enclosures therein.

From these papers you can see the difficulty for which, it seems to me there should be a remedy. I can think of none but an Act making certified copies of the Confederate papers preserved in the War Department, evidence in all the courts of the United States—but, at least, in the Court of Claims.

I respectfully commend the subject to the consideration of your committee.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

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